. . . . talking during choir rehearsal. (I'm an organist/ choir director for a small Lutheran church.)
Our choir only has about 45 minutes of rehearsal time before the service. Inevitably the one section of the choir chats and chats and chats while I rehearse the other section(s).
I'm fairly patient about the whole deal. I'm also able to get everyone's attention when it's time to go over their parts. But when a section isn't singing. . . . geeze. . . . . chat, chat, chat, chat. . . .
But, you know. . . the choir sounds great!
They do put in their time, energy and talent!
I've been doing this gig for over 18 years. The time is come near for me to move on, I think. . . . I appreciate the music and the creative outlet. But it's getting old. The sad thing is that there's a severe shortage of organists and choir directors!!! That factor, alone, has kept me loyal despite strong urges to leave (at times in the past).